He directed the Off Broadway production of Beth Henley
's hit comedy, "The Miss Firecracker Contest," which ran originally at the Manhattan Theatre Club, and later moved to a commercial run at the Westside Art Theater. The production starred Holly Hunter
, who repeated the role in Miss Firecracker
(1989), based on the play. The ...
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 The most difficult role I've ever had, but one of the most rewarding, was Memento
(2000). I'll mention that because we had no lines in the script, and Chris [Christopher Nolan
, writer-director] wanted us to improvise our part. I was playing someone with amnesia, which means you can't remember what you're doing, and Chris was going to cover it from different angles. So part of my brain had ...
To develop a plotline for the 1986 film True Stories
(1986) he and rocker David Byrne
once stared wordlessly for two hours at Byrne's wall. On the wall were hundreds of pencil drawings of ideas for the film by Byrne. That very night, he wrote a thirty-page treatment for the film and was soon hired as a writer.
He usually plays annoying business men-types that the heroes or villains loathe to deal with.